To the Faroe Islands – a fishing nation in the middle of the North Atlantic – life in the sea is a completely essential and natural part of the Faroese identity. And a sustainable coexistence with the surrounding ocean is natural to the inhabitants. Therefore, there is no more suitable spot to place a new North Atlantic oceanarium and marine research centre.
Føroya Sjósavn was founded in 2006 with the purpose of displaying the sea habitats surrounding the Faroe Islands. The Aquarium is organized as a self-governing institution (foundation) with a committee and a management team. The institution is financially supported by both the municipality of Tórshavn and the Faroese Government.
A maritime aquarium is of great importance to the education of children and adults about our basic living conditions and surrounding environment.
Despite its modest conditions, Føroya Sjósavn has been a great success with about 10,000 visitors a year, of which approx. 2,000 are from schools and kindergartens that have been able to study marine life up close and be taught about the diversity of the sea.
Føroya Sjósavn aspires to create a space for knowledge and education for people at all ages and levels.
During the winter season
1. september to 14. June, we are open Saturday and Sunday from 2PM to 5PM.
Føroya Sjósavn is a great educational place for kids as well as adults
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